Abbreviations Resources

25 filtered results
25 filtered results
Abbreviations
Sort by
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 5
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 5
Workbook
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 5
This independent study packet for fourth graders offers Week 5 of our best at-home learning opportunities.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Word Meaning 1
Word Meaning 1
Guided Lesson
Word Meaning 1
This year, third graders will be taking their vocabulary to new heights and exploring such concepts as metaphor, simile, hyperbole, and personification. This guided lesson in vocabulary and figurative language offers clear and practical definitions of new words and expressions, along with plenty of practice opportunities. Understanding vocabulary and figurative language deepens reading comprehension skills and enriches the writing process.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Abbreviations & Acronyms: What’s the Difference?
Abbreviations & Acronyms: What’s the Difference?
Lesson Plan
Abbreviations & Acronyms: What’s the Difference?
What’s unique about abbreviations and acronyms? In this lesson, students will learn the mechanics of using abbreviations and acronyms, including how they are similar and different.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Word Meaning 2
Word Meaning 2
Guided Lesson
Word Meaning 2
Words are the wondrous building blocks in language. This unit increases students’ word knowledge by introducing more challenging vocabulary and exploring how words are related. Learners will also discover some of the ways words are constructed using derivational root words, prefixes, suffixes, and compound words. Students will get to explore and create fun literary devices such as similes, idioms and metaphors.
4th grade
Guided Lesson
Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
Workbook
Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
This Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4 provides five more days of learning activities designed to prepare students for their third grade debut.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Vocabulary 2
Vocabulary 2
Guided Lesson
Vocabulary 2
This unit not only builds students' vocabulary, it also enables students to explore how words are related, in meaning, sound and construction. Learners will also discover some of the ways words are constructed using derivational root words, prefixes, suffixes, and compound words. Students will also learn strategies we use to shorten words and phrases like acronyms and abbreviations.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Human Dictionary
Human Dictionary
Lesson Plan
Human Dictionary
When reading, we all encounter unknown words at times. But how do we figure them out? In this lesson, students learn how to become a “human dictionary” by using a variety of strategies to figure out the meaning of unknown words.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Abbreviation Stations
Abbreviation Stations
Lesson Plan
Abbreviation Stations
Your students may be familiar with common texting language, but do they know the meaning of common abbreviations? With this lesson your students will explore a variety of abbreviations and their corresponding meanings!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Abbreviations 1
Abbreviations 1
Exercise
Abbreviations 1
After students complete this simple and clear exercise from Education.com, they will know how to how to abbreviate correctly.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Abbreviations for Words
Abbreviations for Words
Worksheet
Abbreviations for Words
Finish each sentence by selecting between the correct and bogus abbreviation provided.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Abbreviation Match-Up
Abbreviation Match-Up
Worksheet
Abbreviation Match-Up
Give your students practice matching up abbreviations with their corresponding words! With this worksheet, your young readers will have fun figuring out the abbreviated versions of words like April and President.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Abbreviations 3
Abbreviations 3
Exercise
Abbreviations 3
Abbreviating words correctly will come naturally to your students after they work through this exercise.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Abbreviation Match
Abbreviation Match
Worksheet
Abbreviation Match
Abbreviations help keep things short and sweet! Give your second graders practice identifying common abbreviations with this fun matching activity in which students draw lines to match words to their abbreviations.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Match it Up: Abbreviations and Acronyms
Match it Up: Abbreviations and Acronyms
Worksheet
Match it Up: Abbreviations and Acronyms
If your students need additional practice matching abbreviations and acronyms, use this worksheet. This is great practice for your future Prof., Dr., or NBA player.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Abbreviations 2
Abbreviations 2
Exercise
Abbreviations 2
From common phrases to place names, this exercise will show students how to abbreviate with ease.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Abbreviation Situations
Abbreviation Situations
Worksheet
Abbreviation Situations
This worksheet will give your young readers practice identifying words that can be abbreviated and replacing them with the correct abbreviation for the word.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
All Eyes on Abbreviations and Acronyms
All Eyes on Abbreviations and Acronyms
Worksheet
All Eyes on Abbreviations and Acronyms
If your students need practice identifying, matching, and using abbreviations and acronyms then this worksheet is for you!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Abbreviations for Customary Units of Measurement
Abbreviations for Customary Units of Measurement
Worksheet
Abbreviations for Customary Units of Measurement
Your students will practice writing abbreviations for a variety of customary units of measurement. First, they’ll review, then they’ll put their knowledge to the test.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
It's Grammar Time: Abbreviations 2
It's Grammar Time: Abbreviations 2
Worksheet
It's Grammar Time: Abbreviations 2
Abbreviations help to keep it short and sweet! Use this resource with your third graders to enhance their understanding of common abbreviations by using them in context.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Who's Who? Abbreviations for People's Titles
Who's Who? Abbreviations for People's Titles
Worksheet
Who's Who? Abbreviations for People's Titles
For some words, we more often see its abbreviation rather than the full word. This is the case for many titles of people, such as Mrs. and Dr. Use this helpful worksheet to introduce your students to the wide range of abbreviations for people’s titles.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
It's Grammar Time: Abbreviations 1
It's Grammar Time: Abbreviations 1
Worksheet
It's Grammar Time: Abbreviations 1
Keep it short and sweet with this resource! In this activity your third graders will practice using common abbreviations in context by rewriting sentences with the help of a word bank.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Abbreviating the States
Abbreviating the States
Worksheet
Abbreviating the States
If your students need an extra challenge, assign them the task of researching the abbreviations for states in the USA.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Abbreviation Match 2
Abbreviation Match 2
Worksheet
Abbreviation Match 2
Looking for some extra abbreviation practice for your young readers? You've come to the right place! In this activity, your students will draw lines between common words and their abbreviations.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Measurement Abbreviations
Measurement Abbreviations
Worksheet
Measurement Abbreviations
Abbreviations are seen all around us, especially when referencing all kinds of measurements! This worksheet is a fun way to help your fourth graders learn to identify and abbreviate common measurement words, such as ounce or centimeter.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
It's Grammar Time: Abbreviations 3
It's Grammar Time: Abbreviations 3
Worksheet
It's Grammar Time: Abbreviations 3
What do you call a time saver and a space saver? An abbreviation! Give your students practice using abbreviations by having them write their own sentences with this helpful resource.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Abbreviations Resources

Abbreviations are a shorter way to write words. Some abbreviations are so common that we’ve forgotten they are abbreviations at all! With the advent of texting and other technology, new abbreviations are popping up all the time. With our resources and classroom-ready activities, familiarize your student with the types of abbreviations commonly found in everyday reading and writing.

A Guide to Abbreviations

An abbreviation is a shortcut to a longer word. Some abbreviations are considered informal, so if you’re writing a formal letter, be mindful that you don’t come across as too casual or your meaning might be misunderstood. For the younger generation, they may have their own abbreviations and slang, and it’s best to avoid using these in term papers or school projects.

The Four Main Kinds of Abbreviations

Shortenings: Shortening a word simply means writing the first few words, omitting the final letters and adding a period at the end. A common example is “cont.” for “continued.” Sometimes, words have been shortened to the point where we are more familiar with the abbreviated version.
Examples: limo (limousine), hippo (hippopotamus), taxi (taxicab)

Contractions: Contractions are made when letters from the middle of the word have been omitted, followed by a period.
Examples: Dr. (doctor), St. (street), Mr. (mister).
Another kind of contraction is the type with an apostrophe marking the omission of letters.
Examples: can't (cannot), didn't (did not)

Initialisms: Forms that are made up of the initial letters of words and are pronounced as separate letters.
Examples: CIA, NYC, U.S., NFL

Acronyms: Initialisms that have become words in their own right, or similar words formed from parts of several words. They are pronounced as words rather than as a series of letters.
Examples: AIDS, laser, scuba, UNICEF

Common Abbreviations
Times and dates: a.m. (ante meridiem) = before noon, p.m. (post meridiem) = after noon; Jan., Feb., Mon., Tues., Wed.
Places: U.S. (United States) U.K. (United Kingdom) E.U. (European Union) U.A.E. (United Arab Emirates)
Units of measurement: in. (inches), ft. (feet), lbs. (pounds)
Contemporary slang terms: LOL (laugh out loud), TBH (to be honest)